Is the Devil Stealing Your Time?

Making the Best Use of Your Time

In our modern era, it’s easy to get too busy. I’ve been challenged in the last few years to look at how I am spending my limited time here on earth. There are things that Jesus has called me to do, but I don’t know yet what all my tasks are.

I do know some of the things the Holy Spirit has convicted me to let go of and it’s been a real battle.

Here is a challenging passage from Ephesians:

15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:15-16 ESV)

"If the Devil can't make us bad he will make us busy." A quote from Corrie ten Boom.

The Devil works in our lives like an evil “time-management consultant.” Stressed, over-committed Christians become impatient and short-tempered. We stop reflecting Christ’s true nature.

Likewise, distracted, entertainment-addicted Christians will brush off other people’s emotional needs in favor of some fun playtime or TV show.

Tempting us in either direction is one of the key ways Satan steals from us.

So let me ask you two probing questions.

Does the Holy Spirit have the final say on how you spend His gift of time?

Or is the Devil in charge?

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Here’s a link to Corrie ten Boom’s book, “The Hiding Place.” It’s a powerful, true story of a family of Christian watchmakers in Holland, who saved Jews from the Nazis during World War II.






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